Department of Veterans Affairs

by on November 11, 2008

Check out the latest internship postings from Department of Veterans Affairs.

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It’s been a while since we’ve featured any government internships, and with today’s being Veteran’s Day, we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to take a look at what kind of internships you can get at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Before you get in to internship searching mode, though, go thank a veteran. If your grandfather served in World War II, give him a call and say thank you. Or if one of your buddies has served or is serving in Iraq, shoot him or her an e-mail stating your appreciation. And if any of you job searchers out there happen to be veterans, thank you from the One Day, One Internship team. Now let’s get into what the VA is all about. There are 25 million veterans currently living in the United States and 70 million people who are “potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans.” The VA is responsible for providing top-flight patient care and administering veterans’ benefits. Our vets have risked their lives to earn the services offered by the VA, so it’s important that the VA has a talented staff that is committed to providing top-flight “customer” service.

Thank a Vet by Interning at the VA

Wading your way through job listings to find entry level jobs with the Department of Veterans Affairs can be downright tough, but finding internships with the VA is even harder. We’re going to do our best to guide you through how to do it, but we’re going to leave a lot of the work to you. Your first step should be to check out the VA’s page on Types of Careers. It has info on every type of job that they offer, and even includes some videos that show “A Day in the Life.” There is some information on internships, but not a ton. They do, however, show want kinds of career opportunities their are in each of their categories – Health Care, Business / Administration, Legal, Engineering / Architecture / Technical Support, and Specialized Skilled Occupations / Trades. From here, you need to get a little sneaky, since the USAJOBS site, where the VA lists their jobs, doesn’t include internships. There is no single place to find VA internships, so we think that your best bet is to use Google. Use this query, and you’ll find internships in areas ranging from Psychology to Nutrition to Recreation Therapy. Since the internship listings are all over the place, you’ll have to do a little extra research to find the specific internships that interest you, but you should know that the VA has locations all across the country and they also work with other organizations to place interns (with a focus on diversity). Obviously, since the internship listings aren’t standardized, methods of application are probably going to vary wildly. I should also add that a little more Google searching turned up the fact that most internships with the VA appear to be paid.

Links to Help You Begin Your Research

Have you thanked a veteran today?

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See our post on jobs at Department of Veterans Affairs on One Day, One Job.

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Gannon November 11, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Wow, lots of effort went into this post. Thanks from us! (through me)

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